mile: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mīl), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda unit of distance on land in English-speaking countries equal to 5280 feet, or 1760 yards (1.609 kilometers).
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  4. any of various other units of distance or length at different periods and in different countries. Cf.
  5. a notable distance or margin:mi, mi. missed the target by a mile. Abbr.:
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